Mail chairman Allan Leighton has told postal workers that a strike over pay
would ‘put everyone’s future at stake’.
a letter to employees, Leighton warned of ‘commercial suicide’ if staff choose
to strike rather than accept a proposed deal that the Royal Mail claims is
worth 14.5 per cent over 18 months, which would cost £340m a year.
said a strike would cost the company up to £20m per day, making it unable to
pay off present debts, which amount to £610m.
important that everyone understands that a vote to strike will result in a
strike, and that the company will not at any stage be able to improve its
offer," he said.
Communication Workers Union said the deal only amounted to a rise of 4.5 per
cent, with the rest tied to productivity improvements.